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The Dangers Of Store-Bought Teeth Grinding Guards For TMJ Sufferers

If you have TMJ, chances are at one time or another you've experienced pain from clenching your teeth in your sleep. On top of the discomfort it can cause, jaw-clenching can also damage your teeth, grinding away at surfaces and enamel over time. If you've heard about dentists making custom-fit dental guards and think that you can buy an inexpensive, generic dental guard to protect your teeth, you might be surprised to know it's a bad idea. Read More 

4 Things About Braces You May Want To Know

If you are thinking about getting braces to change up the appearance of your smile, then there are a few things you are going to want to know. The more you know about braces, then the more likely you are going to be able to determine whether or not this is the right orthodontic treatment for you. Plus, you will go into it feeling more comfortable about the process that is to come with them. Read More 

Concerned You May Have Gum Disease? Here Are The Early Treatment Options

If you suspect you have gum disease, you should see your dentist as soon as you can. Early treatment is important because that's when the condition can be reversed with fairly simple forms of treatment. You should be concerned you have gum disease when your gums bleed easily, and they look red or inflamed. Your dentist can quickly confirm the diagnosis and begin the right treatment. These are some of the things he or she may recommend. Read More 

What To Expect (Besides Straighter Teeth) When You Get Your Braces Off

The time is finally approaching: you're getting your braces off! You're obviously excited to see your new and improved smile, but you may also be a little anxious over what to expect after they're taken off. By having a good idea of what changes to expect when it comes to life without braces, you can be better prepared. An Adjustment Period First of all, understand that there is going to be an adjustment period--especially if you've had your braces on for awhile. Read More 

3 Reasons Dental Implants Are The Best Choice To Replace Your Missing Teeth

If you have any missing teeth, either because you were not born with some of your adult teeth or some have fallen out due to decay or for any other reason, then you may consider replacing them with false teeth. There are a few different options that you have when it comes to replacing your teeth with false ones, which include dentures, implants, crowns, bridges, and more. But here are three reasons why dental implants are going to be your best bet: Read More